Soft Shell Crab Salad with a Fennel Bouillabaise Vinaigrette Recipe

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Soft Shell Crab Salad with a Fennel Bouillabaise Vinaigrette
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  1. Clean soft shell crab by removing the gills and the eyes. Season 3 to 4 ounces of all purpose flour with salt and pepper to taste, remembering that crab have a certain amount of salt. I also like to add cayenne pepper for spice. Then, dredge the cleaned crab in flour, making sure to pat off all excess. In a saucepan with 3 ounces of whole butter, cook crab on medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Arrange Asian greens on a plate. In a saucepan melt 2 ounces of butter. Add fennel, white wine, lobster stock, tomato paste, and saffron. Cook uncovered until reduced to a glaze. Remove fennel with a slotted spoon and place on the salad.
  2. Make remaining liquid into a vinaigrette by adding vinegar and Pernod then slowly whisk in olive oil. Drizzle vinaigrette on salad until dressed. Then place hot, crisp crab on salad. Garnish with fried fennel tops.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3048.39 Kcal (12763 kJ)
Calories from fat 2614.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 290.47g 447%
Cholesterol 321.52mg 107%
Sodium 2074.39mg 86%
Potassium 1646.6mg 35%
Total Carbs 97.95g 33%
Sugars 1.64g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9.79g 39%
Protein 19.88g 40%
Vitamin C 31.5mg 52%
Vitamin A 2.4mg 81%
Iron 7.1mg 39%
Calcium 283.3mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 229.63 Kcal (961 kJ)
Calories from fat 196.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.88g 447%
Cholesterol 24.22mg 107%
Sodium 156.26mg 86%
Potassium 124.03mg 35%
Total Carbs 7.38g 33%
Sugars 0.12g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.74g 39%
Protein 1.5g 40%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 52%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 81%
Iron 0.5mg 39%
Calcium 21.3mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 84.4
  • 86

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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